Well, unfortunately progress on Neverwhere has been going at an unexpectedly slow rate. I just went through the proofreading list two days ago and have been waiting for the next list. I also haven't heard from Kevin for days now, which is pretty frustrating since the game is nearing its release.
Okay, I just received a list of things to fix from one of my proofreaders. It's quite a long list and he's still at the beginning of the game. Boy, it looks like it's going to be some while before I can release the game. With the slow rate things are going, I'd say mid-March is a pretty fair estimation.
Well, it's been a while since the last update. I'll be completely honest, the last few days were pretty hectic. Work was tough, and chinese new year was unexpectedly pretty slow this time around. Let's deal with the bad news first, I hate to sound like a broken record here, but I'll be completely honest, I haven't touched the source code since I last added the speed dial code. The good news is though, I gave the speed dial code a whirl yesterday and it works just fine now.
What's next on the agenda before the release? Well, there are still a couple of things that need to be done. First, I need to "tone" down the difficulty for the lockbox puzzle. Then there are still some typos and grammar errors to be rid of. And of course... I still need some guinea pigs to test the game again.
Here is a list of things I've done for Neverwhere since my last post:
*Fixed lots of typos and grammar errors. Ugh, what can I say? I guess you reap what you sow. *Replaced all of the placeholder tracks with the stuff Rinku and I bought off indiegamemusic.com. Man, these tracks are awesome! *Toned down the music volume. *Inputting the wrong password in memory/epilogue now returns the players to the title screen. *The end of the memory cutscene now returns the players to the title screen. *Fixed a bug pointed out by Starmaker.
That's it so far. I'm feeling pretty optimistic about getting everything done by the end of the month.
Finally found a decent blogger client for winmo standard OS. It allows offline posting, so you can write your blog at your own pace. You can also save the post for later if you didn't get the chance to finish them. And oh, it also comes with the ability to upload images. Pretty standard features, but it works well enough. The only thing I dislike about the client is the GUI, or perhaps... the lack of it. It's ugly as sin.
Well, nothing much to say, I suppose. I'm just some guy on the net who enjoys playing and making games on his free time. I used to be more active in terms of game making back in the days, but as time goes on, work and IRL stuff slowly eats up most of my free time. Nowadays I just subsidize my lack of game development time with my sleeping hours. This might explain why I'm mostly brain-dead during the day. Oh well... there's always coffee, I suppose.